- Posted February 14, 2014 by
Silent Outcry: Stop The Unjust Crackdown on Turkish Military, Journalists, Scholars
Turkey – Justice for Arrested Intellectuals, Journalist, High-Ranking, Retired and Active-duty Military Officers - Silent Outcry Movement
February 15, 2014
NEW YORK CNN Across from i 58th St & 8th Ave 1:00 PM
PENNSYLVANIA Saylorsburg 258 Anchorage Road (Ross Township. Park) 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON D.C. White House Lafayette Square 3:00 PM
MONTREAL In front of Turkish Consulate Ste-Catherine & Stanley 3:00 PM
ATLANTA CNN Center 384 Northyards Blvd NW #490 1:00 PM
FLORIDA Turkish House 3020 NE 32nd Ave. #123 Fort Lauderdale 5:30 PM
HOUSTON Turkish Consulate Önü 1990 Post Oak Blvd 12:00 PM
LOS ANGELES CNN Building 6430 Sunset Blvd #300 12:00 PM
SAN DIEGO Balboa Park 1549 El Prado #10 2:00 PM
HONOLULU State Capitol Beretina St. #501 3:30 PM
In Show Trials in Specially Authorized Kangaroo Courts, nearly 1200 intellectuals, journalist, political leaders, members of the parliament and high-ranking retired and active-duty military officers were convicted of allegations which were refuted and proven false by experts with allegations and purported evidence against the accused which were not only largely false, but directly manufactured. Twenty-nine national and international institutions, involved in this investigation concluded that expectations in the rule of law, a just trial or justice have no validity in these courts and that these courts were constructed with the explicit purpose to construct a quasi-legitimate framework for breaking the law.
In one of the six Show Trials - Sledgehammer (known as Balyoz) and Ergenekon - 256 retired and active duty military officers, including 57 Generals and 35 Admirals, received long sentences ranging 13 years to life imprisonment. Their convictions also included the removal of their ranks, medals and other awards and put a huge undue burden on their families and loved ones.
On behalf of all the accused members of these Show Trials, we appeal to the Judiciaries in Turkey to reverse all judgements against them securing their release to freedom and unite with their families collegues,and most importantly, to their honored duties, to continue to serve the Turkish Nation with dedication and conviction.
We also request the immediate release of Prof. Dr.Fatih HİLMİOĞLU, Retired Generals Rıfkı DURUSOY and Levent ERSÖZ, Retired Admiral Retired Colenels Muzaffer TEKİN and Mehmet YOLERİ, Veteran Serdar ÖZTÜRK, Kemal Alemdaroğlu, Yalcin Kucuk, who are gravely ill during their long time imprisonment and have been deprived of proper health care.
We invite all Turkish Judiciaries, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations to assure that justice is served.
Organized by the following Groups: Vardiya Bizde Platform / Vardiya Bizde Amerika / Ataturk Net / Voltran Turk / Turkish Policy Center and DC Patriots of Turkey / Montreal Solidarity with Gezi Park Resistance / TAAF
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